Oklahoma US Marine fights for life after being wounded


Tuesday, July 13th 2004, 12:32 pm
By: News On 6


(Oklahoma City-AP) -- An Oklahoma native is fighting for his life in a Texas hospital after being severely wounded in Iraq.

U-S Marine Sergeant Jake Rhinehart was injured when a homemade bomb exploded on a road in Fallujah. Another Marine was killed by the blast and two others are wounded.

Rhinehart is listed in stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

The 25-year-old Rhinehart is a native of Big Cabin and grew up in Yukon and Vinita, is listed in stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center.

His wife, Elizabeth, says Rhinehart was hit by shrapnel in his abdomen and legs. She says both his legs were fractured and he lost a kidney and suffered burns.

Rhinehart is based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and was serving his second tour in Iraq when he was wounded.